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Woodland Management: A Practical Guide [Hardcover]

Chris Starr
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16 Oct 2013
Now in full colour, this is the second edition of this highly acclaimed book. Woodland Management is essential reading for anyone with an interest in trees and woodlands, whether they simply enjoy walking in the woods, are considering buying woodland, or wish to gain a greater understanding of the history and management of Britain's woodland. The book begins with a look at how our woodlands have developed and a discussion of the different types of woodland, and then explores, in a non-technical way, all aspects of management.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 2nd edition edition (16 Oct 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847976174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847976178
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 17 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is excellent for reference purposes...(and) is not judgemental or critical, it simply aims to explain how to get the best out of woodland, whether your motives are spiritual, altruistic or financial. Tree Spirit This is an excellent book that is accessible and easy to read... British Trust for Ornithology News

About the Author

Over the last three and a half decades Chris Starr has worked throughout the United Kingdom in education, woodland management and forest policy. He studied forestry at Bangor University and went on to qualify as a Chartered Forester. He taught at the National School of Forestry for over twenty years. In 2010 the Institute of Chartered Foresters awarded Chris their highest honour for services to the profession. He was awarded an OBE for 'Services to British Forestry and Forestry Education' in the 2013 New Year's Honours.

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wood that pays is a wood that stays 30 Aug 2007
Format:Hardcover
An excellent book for students and landowners, it starts with a brief history of woodland in Britain, followed by a chapter on tree biology and sylvicultural systems which is comprehensive and written in refreshingly plain english. The native and commonly used non-native trees are then detailed followed by how to draw up a management plan, essential if you want grant aid. Then the nitty-gritty of planting, protecting, measurement and marketing.

This is a very practical book on managing woodlands as a whole, very sensitive to their wildlife and landscape value but stressing that woodlands that pay are more likely to last.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, easy to read, balanced guide 9 Mar 2010
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As a landowner seriously considering woodland creation, I found this book easy to read, very informative and balanced. I'll be keeping it nearby as a useful reference to remind me about the key aspects of woodland creation and management. As with the best sources of knowledge, this book identifies the questions you need to ask yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Introduction 7 Jan 2006
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This book is an excellent introduction to Forest Management. It starts from the beginning, with no assumption of prior knowledge.
Ideal for potential forestry students as well as those with an interest in woodland.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for the novice! 19 April 2010
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I am part way through reading the book for a second time. Having acquired a small piece of land which has recently been clear felled and replanted I needed a quick introduction to woodland and how it should be managed and I certainly got this from the book. The only thing I wanted to know that I couldn't find is how best and when to move small self seeded saplings to an alternative location. Written in a fairly easy to follow way I would recommend this book to anybody who needs an introduction to the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Starr read! 29 Mar 2006
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Format:Hardcover
I found this book to be an insightful and stimulating guide to managing woodlands. The authour's writing style holds your attention and the information supplied is highly relevant and will be of value to a wide range of readers. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone with a keen interest in purchasing or managing woodlands in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 22 Feb 2010
By G. Wurr
Format:Hardcover
This is a well written book, I can see why Ben Law advocates the reading. Lots of information
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4.0 out of 5 stars An overview for the semi-pro 14 Jun 2014
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This book sets out a level of ambition that is semi-pro > pro and covers a good range of the aspects that need to be addressed by the small businessman.
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Definitely one for your reference library. So good I've got two copies. Does not assume any prior knowledge. Combines theory and practice, eg first chapter on Woodlands Past Present and Future is followed by a chapter on Getting to know Trees and Woodlands. Plus there are lots of helpful lists such as different tasks for the seasonal cycle and a chapter on how to generate an income. As a new woodland owner this has been an invaluable book for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars full of very useful information, well worth cost
Bought as a gift, full of very useful information, well worth cost.
Published 1 month ago by Steve Morris
4.0 out of 5 stars Reference book
Delivered on time and in good condition.
I needed a suitable reference book that could help improve my knowledge. Read more
Published 10 months ago by A. Robbins
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference.
A practical, useful, well written guide for this subject that will be a constant reference source for now and the future.
Published 12 months ago by EllJamJo
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
Interesting book. With a toddler I'm finding it hard to have the time to get through it. However, thoroughly enjoying so far. Very informative.
Published 13 months ago by mr r m hallett
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative, yes, gripping, no
Having just acquired 3 acres of woodland I thought this would be a worthwhile buy. It is, and I've read it from start to finish and am likely to return to it many times. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Fat Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job
Still reading this good book and finding it fits the bill. Have sent for a separate pocket book for tree identification although this one is ok it is a bit bulky and black and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by P. G. Foxe
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
Easy to read, gets straight to the point, very informative, clearly laid out. Has helped a lot as have planted a new woodland. Brilliant
Published 16 months ago by MRS S YEOMANS
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present
My Son is considering purchasing some woodland and the information is invaluable. An inspirational guide to getting it right. Thanks.
Published 21 months ago by SWilliams
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy Kindle edition
The book contains many photographs and tables. In the Kindle edition the tables are almost illegible due to the small font, and the pictures come out in black and white and are... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Jenny Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Woodland Management: A Practical Guide
A very informative, easy to read book. Although I purchased this to complete an assignment I found myself reading the whole book anyway. Read more
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